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The home of Carla and Hap LeVander was filled to the brim with St. Paul Winter Carnival royalty, past and present, Sunday. The LeVanders hosted the annual meeting for former Queen of the Snows. Also, at the event, St. Paul Winter Carnival judges heard from the finalists for the 2009 Queen of the Snows. Staff photo by Hank Long

A gathering of winter carnival queens


The St. Paul Winter Carnival, which kicks off this week, has some royal connections to Woodbury.

On Sunday, Woodbury residents Carla and Hap LeVander played host to an annual Queen of the Snows event.

The Queen of the Snows is one of a cast of characters who serve as ambassadors of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Other characters includes King Boreas and his Royal Guard, Vulcanus Rex and his Vulcan Krewe and Klondike Kate.

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